Wednesday, 13 April 2011

What is happiness?

What does it mean to be successful, and happy, in the modern world? This is the question preoccupying Richard Layard, founding member of Action for Happiness which launched yesterday.

It's a new mass movement geared to promoting the notion that it is only by helping others that individuals get happiness; increasing wealth does not make us happy, and more individualistic, competitive societies make many of us positively unhappy. Surprising, coming from the man who also founded the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.

  Check out Richard's book:
  "Happiness: Lessons from a New Science"
  and sign up at

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